JONESBORO, Ark. – A bullet hole on the outside of a home led to a projectile being found in the bedroom of a child, a report with Craighead County Sheriff’s Office said.
At 9:45 p.m. Friday, August 4, Deputy James Watson with CCSO was dispatched to County Road 393 to meet with a couple who said they came home, went into the child’s bedroom and found a piece of dry wall on the north wall of the bedroom damaged. The father of the child looked closer and realized what seemed to be a bullet hole had caused the damage.
Once he went outside, he found a small hole in the exterior siding in the same area – confirming his fears.
“I then went to the bedroom where the potential bullet hole was located and observed a small hole on the interior of the bedroom on the north wall of the bedroom,” Watson reported. “I then checked the exterior as well and saw a small hole through the siding and into the plywood behind it. I then examined the fence behind the residence and could not find any damage consistent with the damage to the residence.”
The bullet was still intact in the bedroom. Watson was able to recover it and log it into evidence.
It was believed to have taken place sometime between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Friday. Several neighbors had told the mother they had heard someone shooting a gun throughout the day.
The responsible party could be charged with a felony terroristic act along with felony criminal mischief for firing the round. If you have any information which could assist authorities, call Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP (7867)